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DOL > IOSHA > Report An Accident or Fatality Report An Accident or Fatality

How do I report a catastrophe* or fatality to IOSHA?

Fatality or catastrophe incidents must be reported by phone, within eight (8) hours of the death or hospitalization.  Reporting the incident by fax or email is prohibited.  If you are reporting an accident or fatality during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday), call IOSHA at (317) 232-2693.  Please identify the call as a fatality or catastrophe report.  An IOSHA representative will request the following information:

  • The establishment name;
  • The location of the incident;
  • The time of the incident;
  • The number of fatalities or hospitalized employees;
  • The names of any injured employees;
  • The name of the employer’s contact person, and his/her telephone number; and
  • A brief description of the incident.

If you are reporting an accident or fatality after normal business hours or on a holiday, please call the federal OSHA Hotline at 800-321-OSHA or (800) 321-6742 and speak with the duty officer.

*A catastrophe is an incident that results in three or more employees being hospitalized overnight.